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  • Ohio biologists use 'shocking' method to find fishing holes

    Six people in hunter green jackets lower a pair of fishing boats into the Nimisila Reservoir at sunset as anglers leave. The 17-foot boats hold no fishing poles. Instead, an Ohio Department of Natural Resources crew attaches two poles with six dangling...
  • Joan A. Steitz: A Place In The Lab, And In Biochemistry History

    Joan A. Steitz: A Place In The Lab, And In Biochemistry History
    Joan A. Steitz was a young biochemist in 1968, working with Francis Crick, the Nobel laureate credited with co-discovering the DNA double helix. And she needed a breakthrough. The early steps of her career had progressed ideally — including a Ph....
  • P-41: First large carnivore to be studied in the Verdugos

    P-41: First large carnivore to be studied in the Verdugos
    Johanna Turner, a sound effects editor for Universal Studios, joined the ranks of citizen scientists years ago, placing remote cameras in the San Gabriel Mountains to record the movements of wildlife. After the 2009 Station fire tore through the San...
  • Commercial fishermen fight to fish near NASA

    George Sweetman must follow the crabs. This year, they lure him to the shallows surrounding NASA's Kennedy Space Center, where the beginnings of a blue crab revival crawl inside his steel traps. But a plan to phase out his trade from these remote waters...
  • Government hunters prepare to kill salmon-eating birds

    Government hunters have begun scouting an island at the mouth of the Columbia River as they prepare to shoot thousands of hungry seabirds to stop them from eating baby salmon. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers spokeswoman Diana Fredlund said hunters from...
  • New Hopkins center to focus on Lyme disease, continuing problems

    New Hopkins center to focus on Lyme disease, continuing problems
    Antibiotics have been so effective in wiping out all traces of Lyme disease infections that doctors haven't always believed people who said they still suffered for months or even years. Many chafed at the idea of "chronic" Lyme disease because they...
  • Talented bacteria detect cancer, diabetes

    Talented bacteria detect cancer, diabetes
    You might want to park at the door any assumptions about bacteria being primitive, inert or yucky. This is a story about genetically engineered forms of bacteria that may someday diagnose cancer by analyzing a urine sample, and that have already shown a...
  • EPA sets up centers to test thousands of chemicals we come in contact with daily

    PITTSBURGH They are present in soil, water and air, and exist in products used daily at home, at work and in our vehicles. So it's no surprise that many end up in our bodies. And yet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency remains largely unaware of...
  • Plant-based hormone therapy good alternative in menopause

    Hot flashes, disrupted sleep, vaginal dryness, mood swings, difficulty concentrating, bone loss: These issues are all too common when women's estrogen levels drop and hormones become imbalanced during the transition to menopause. However, for women who...
  • Banding of bald eagle chicks a tall task for Kansas biologists

    MILFORD RESERVOIR, Kan. Company isn't common when you live 80 feet up in the branches of a giant cottonwood. That's especially true when your parents are the baddest predators in the surrounding sky. So it's understandable that three young bald eagles...
  • Rare sparrows taken from nest for captive breeding

    Rare sparrows taken from nest for captive breeding
    A controversial plan to raise rare Florida grasshopper sparrows in captivity has begun with a pair of chicks taken from a nest on an Osceola County ranch. The species lives only in Central Florida and is among the most endangered in the nation, with...